• Sphinx Statue
  • Angel at Crypt Door
  • Jesus Christ Wearing White Gloves
  • Tied Together
  • Cherub with Wings
  • Cemetery Statuary
  • Feet
  • Bronze Relief Sculpture
  • Angel Among the Bare Trees
  • Skull and Cross Bones
  • Bear Statue
  • Statue in Cemetery
  • Sphinx guarding gravesite
  • Marble Monument of a Woman
  • Civil War Statue
  • Mother and Child Together Forever
  • Statue with vine and leaves growing
  • Cemetery Statuary
  • Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France
  • Cemetery Statuary
  • Cemetery Statue
  • Death
  • Bronze Relief Statue
  • Headstone with Bronze  Relief Sculpture
  • Statue of Soldier
  • Cemetery Angel Sitting on Headstone
  • Statue of Mary
  • Granary Burying Ground
  • Decaying Face.
  • Bust of Man
  • Cherub
  • Cemetery Statue of Man
  • Memorial to The Army of West Virginia, Louisiana Division,
  • Memorial to a Soldier
  • Stone Statue of Woman with Necklace
  • Statue of a Man Standing in Full Formal Attire
  • Husband and Wife
  • Roman Soldiers
  • Loss of a Child
  • Folded Hands
  • Female statues in cemetery
  • Female cemetery statuary
  • Decaying Statue
  • Memorial to a Young Girl
  • Connie
  • Civil War Monument
  • Bronze Relief Sculpture
  • Cemetery Angel
  • Book of Life: Father and Mother
  • Book of Life, Mother and Father
  • Copper Relief Statue
  • Cemetery Statue of a Female Angel
  • Pere LaChaise, statue of mans head in cemetery
  • Memorial statue for the Army of Northern Virginia; Louisiana Div
  • Statue of a dog in a cemetery
  • 9/11 Fire Fighter
  • Winged Angels in Cemetery
  • Officer Down
  • Angel with broken nose guarding grave
  • Marble Angel against Blue Sky
  • Vermont Country Gentleman
  • Grief
  • Angel with Wings
  • Daughter Clinging to Mother
  • Skyward Bound
  • Willie, Mary and Charlie
  • Cemetery Angel Statue, Hingham, MA
  • Mans Best Friend
  • Statues of Children with Wings
  • Headless Statue of Girl
  • Statue of mother and child in snow
  • Sleeping angel on cemetery gravestone
  • Children Together
  • Until We Meet Again
  • Sisters in Death
  • Broken Cemetery Statue
  • Boys Head
  • Small Child Angel
  • Angel and Plastic Car on Gravestone
  • Statue of Jesus Christ
  • Bronze Statue
  • Stone Angel with Deceased
  • Soldier Memorial
  • Boston Police Memorial
  • Musicians
  • Embossed Headstone
  • Early American headstone
  • Dodge Brothers
  • Lion Protecting the Crypt
  • Child with Lamb
  • Female Cemetery Statue
  • Husband and Wife
  • Statue of a Woman with Key
  • Angel with Book in the Snow
  • Cemetery Statue of a Woman with a Gold Star
  • Child with Angel
  • Marble Angel
  • Reclining Man with Hood
  • Praying Hands
  • Angel with Child
  • Angel Statues
  • Relief Statue of an Angel
  • Sphinx Statue
  • Angel at Crypt Door
  • Jesus Christ Wearing White Gloves
  • Tied Together
  • Cherub with Wings
  • Cemetery Statuary
  • Feet
  • Bronze Relief Sculpture
  • Angel Among the Bare Trees
  • Skull and Cross Bones
  • Bear Statue
  • Statue in Cemetery
  • Sphinx guarding gravesite
  • Marble Monument of a Woman
  • Civil War Statue
  • Mother and Child Together Forever
  • Statue with vine and leaves growing
  • Cemetery Statuary
  • Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, France
  • Cemetery Statuary
  • Cemetery Statue
  • Death
  • Bronze Relief Statue
  • Headstone with Bronze  Relief Sculpture
  • Statue of Soldier
  • Cemetery Angel Sitting on Headstone
  • Statue of Mary
  • Granary Burying Ground
  • Decaying Face.
  • Bust of Man
  • Cherub
  • Cemetery Statue of Man
  • Memorial to The Army of West Virginia, Louisiana Division,
  • Memorial to a Soldier
  • Stone Statue of Woman with Necklace
  • Statue of a Man Standing in Full Formal Attire
  • Husband and Wife
  • Roman Soldiers
  • Loss of a Child
  • Folded Hands
  • Female statues in cemetery
  • Female cemetery statuary
  • Decaying Statue
  • Memorial to a Young Girl
  • Connie
  • Civil War Monument
  • Bronze Relief Sculpture
  • Cemetery Angel
  • Book of Life: Father and Mother
  • Book of Life, Mother and Father
  • Copper Relief Statue
  • Cemetery Statue of a Female Angel
  • Pere LaChaise, statue of mans head in cemetery
  • Memorial statue for the Army of Northern Virginia; Louisiana Div
  • Statue of a dog in a cemetery
  • 9/11 Fire Fighter
  • Winged Angels in Cemetery
  • Officer Down
  • Angel with broken nose guarding grave
  • Marble Angel against Blue Sky
  • Vermont Country Gentleman
  • Grief
  • Angel with Wings
  • Daughter Clinging to Mother
  • Skyward Bound
  • Willie, Mary and Charlie
  • Cemetery Angel Statue, Hingham, MA
  • Mans Best Friend
  • Statues of Children with Wings
  • Headless Statue of Girl
  • Statue of mother and child in snow
  • Sleeping angel on cemetery gravestone
  • Children Together
  • Until We Meet Again
  • Sisters in Death
  • Broken Cemetery Statue
  • Boys Head
  • Small Child Angel
  • Angel and Plastic Car on Gravestone
  • Statue of Jesus Christ
  • Bronze Statue
  • Stone Angel with Deceased
  • Soldier Memorial
  • Boston Police Memorial
  • Musicians
  • Embossed Headstone
  • Early American headstone
  • Dodge Brothers
  • Lion Protecting the Crypt
  • Child with Lamb
  • Female Cemetery Statue
  • Husband and Wife
  • Statue of a Woman with Key
  • Angel with Book in the Snow
  • Cemetery Statue of a Woman with a Gold Star
  • Child with Angel
  • Marble Angel
  • Reclining Man with Hood
  • Praying Hands
  • Angel with Child
  • Angel Statues
  • Relief Statue of an Angel

Monuments to the Dead

Not truly knowing what becomes of the human spirit after death, people have been building elaborate memorials for thousands of years to honor and remember family members who have come and gone. The styles of memorials vary, depending on religious beliefs, cultural conformity, costs and the individual wishes of the departed. Sometimes the choice was simply left to the custodians of one’s estate or a government to build it in recognition for personal service to their country and community. The intent of this project is to survey and photograph a wide geographic area and in the future to include unexplored areas of the United States as well as the United Kingdom, Eastern and Western Europe to document their cemeteries, churches and memorials to the dead.

My photographs attempt to capture the strange and unique qualities these statues leave as a reminder of the sorrow, loss and tragedy of people who have come and gone. Most of the cemeteries in the United States which I have explored, had affluent industrial enterprises or businesses from the mid 1800's to the mid 1900's. This period was a time of tremendous accumulation of private wealth and families spent significant sums to build memorials and monuments to their loved ones. These images reflect some of the sorrow, loss and impermanence intended for 'eternal' remembrance.

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